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Your Daily Dose of Anti-Semitism on Twitter

A simple search for some, uh, Jewish-related terms yields an ugly, hate-filled harvest

Jonathan Zalman
August 18, 2015

Every day, as I cross the Manhattan bridge and head to work to run this blog, I scour Twitter for news on my phone. I typically begin by typing in “Jewish” or “Israel” or “synagogue” in an effort to locate the stories mainstream press outlets are covering, especially via the “Top Tweets” tab.

But one day, I typed in “Jew” and searched via the “All Tweets” tab. Though it yielded some repetition of hard news, it also showed me a bit of borderline anti-Semitism. So I took it a step further and searched for “kike” and a “kike Jew.” Here’s today’s sicko-jackass yield:

A #Jew is a filthy fucking #kike though, No doubt about that.

— JeanDawnbringer (@DTheImmortal) August 7, 2015

Let me fill your Jew kike hellholes up with some pure Catholic cock.

— GazongaChad420 (@sniperdad420) August 4, 2015

Typical kike David Milliband trying to wirepull events from Jew York.Exposes how these subhumans work.

— FranzSix (@FranzSix6) August 18, 2015

Sanders is also a welfare leech, and the father of a bastard. The TOTAL kike

— DeniseLaCelt (@CelticDenise) July 22, 2015

Eat my cum u zionist jew kike creature

— Erin Freriks (@echelon122) July 8, 2015

@Pax_Rubinum @NSAGov my account got locked after calling a fat jew a kike

— Mad Max (@MadMax9990) August 17, 2015

@hezster @cucksbeware I’m sure you do have lots of Jew friends. You look like a kike yourself. Goldberg? Hinkelstein? What’s ur last name?

— mattyMidwest (@mattyMidwest) August 16, 2015

This particular Twitter search also yields a number of tweets from users who cite the lyrics to Michael Jackson’s “They Don’t Really Care About Us,” from Jackson’s 1995 album “HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I,” in which he sings:

Jew me, sue me, everybody do me

Kick me, kike me, don’t you black or white me.

At the time, the New York Times called his album “profane, obscure, angry and filled with rage.” Said Jackson in defense of his lyrics:

“The idea that these lyrics could be deemed objectionable is extremely hurtful to me, and misleading. The song in fact is about the pain of prejudice and hate and is a way to draw attention to social and political problems. I am the voice of the accused and the attacked. I am the voice of everyone. I am the skinhead, I am the Jew, I am the black man, I am the white man. I am not the one who was attacking. It is about the injustices to young people and how the system can wrongfully accuse them. I am angry and outraged that I could be so misinterpreted.”

Jonathan Zalman is a writer and teacher based in Brooklyn.